Clitheroe Sainsbury’s worker thwarted Christmas shopping thieves

A STAFF member at a Clitheroe superstore felt intimidated when she was confronted by two men and two women.

Monday, 6th June 2011, 12:16 pm

Blackburn magistrates heard the member of staff managed to hold on to a shopping trolley containing £228 worth of goods and also managed to get the registration number of the car the people left in.

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Bernadette Ratcliffe (40), of Manchester Road, Burnley, pleaded guilty to theft from Sainsbury’s in Clitheroe. She was made subject to a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew for 10 weeks and ordered to pay £85 in costs.

The court heard the offence was committed just before Christmas and the trolley contained a number of high value items including beef joints and steaks.